When we think of the ideal place to spend a Saturday or Sunday morning, it is difficult to beat Carmel Valley Village. We’re having great Spring weather and taking full advantage of it spending our free moments on weekends enjoying all the incredible restaurants and activities locally. Roux had been on our list for a while, and we were so excited to indulge. We went for brunch, sat outside in the shade amongst beautiful flowers. The service was great, we enjoyed a glass of Chardonnay and a mimosa, and each had the crab cake Benedict. We order crab cakes quite often and it was obvious how fresh and carefully prepared these crab cakes were. 10/10, would order again! Roux is a quiet, private getaway off Ford road in the Carmel Valley Village. The menu offers a wide range of options, and we can’t wait to go back for dinner to enjoy the braised short ribs and/or the lobster tail.

Roux Crab Cake Benedict

Chef Fabrice Roux, a Carmel Valley local and renowned chef, runs the kitchen and the waitstaff was top notch. We enjoyed the wine list full of local varietals and will certainly be returning. The Monterey Peninsula cuisine never ceases to amaze me, and after 10 years of living here, I continue to find new, intriguing places that far exceed my expectations. Take a look at Roux next time you are in town!